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Singapore Budget 2014: $1.5 billion to give Singaporeans easier access to sports facilities

Published on Mar 11, 2014 7:39 PM
 
An artist's impression of the Ang Mo Kio Wet Play Field, which will be redeveloped from the existing Ang Mo Kio Swimming Complex. The Government will commit $1.5 billion to give Singaporeans easier access to sports and recreational facilities by 2030. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE SPORTS COUNCIL 

The Government will commit $1.5 billion to give Singaporeans easier access to sports and recreational facilities by 2030.

Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong said in Parliament on Tuesday that this will be used for phase one of the Sports Facilities Master Plan (SFMP).

Mr Wong said the masterplan aims to give a majority of Singaporeans access to sports and recreational facilities within a 10-minute walk of their homes.

"We want to meet sporting needs at all levels - national, regional, town and community," he added.

 
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